Norway spends 50 million NOK on refugee camps in Rwanda

Rwanda.Illustration. Rwanda..Photo: Heiko Junge / SCANPIX

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The government grants 50 million NOK for renovation and operation of a refugee camp in Rwanda.

The camp is located about 60 kilometers outside the country’s capital Kigali, and the Minister of Development, Dag Inge Ulstein (KrF), visited it on Thursday, writes Vårt Land.

There he met several of the 189 refugees who have been flown to the country from Libya in recent weeks.

“The impressions are many and strong, it is almost difficult to recount them, because many have experienced such terrible things,” the minister told the newspaper.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked for $10 million in September, and it was in this connection that the government granted the money.

The camp will serve as a transit shelter and will accommodate 500 refugees who will receive close health monitoring. The UN plans to fly a total of 4,700 refugees to the camp.

Libya already has 150,000 refugees from Burundi and Congo, among others.

The Solberg Government has also promised to contribute 200 million NOK to the EU project Trust Fund For Africa. The fund finances the operation of Libya’s navy, which picks up the refugees on boats and transports them back to camps in Libya.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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